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Woman Accused Of Driving While Intoxicated

Drivers called Mentor Police after they saw Jennifer Gruver driving erratically, police said

Mentor Police arrested a woman and charged her with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after they received calls that she was driving erratically through the city.

Drivers called police Monday afternoon to tell them about a black Jeep Liberty that was driving dangerously on the eastbound lanes of Route 2 when an officer spotted the car, Mentor Police Lt. Dan Molnar said.

The policeman signalled for the Jeep to stop and went to talk to the driver near the Center Street exit.

The driver -- Jennifer Gruver, 37, of Painesville -- appeared lethargic and her words slurred when she spoke, Molnar said. She also failed some field sobriety tests.

When police searched her Jeep they found .6 grams of heroin, three pills of opana (an opiate painkiller,) spoons and straws with residue on them, two syringes and a razor blade, Molnar said.

Gruver agreed to go to the hospital to give a blood sample for a drug test. The results have not returned yet, Molnar said.

Gruver was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, drug possession, drug abuse, and possession of both drug-abuse instruments and paraphernalia.

She was arraigned Tuesday morning in . Judge John Trebets set her bond at $25,000, which was not posted.

Her next court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13.

Anne August 08, 2012 at 01:48 PM
she needs a very strong message from our court system. call Judge John Trebets and let him know how you feel. throw the book at her - it may make a difference with this young lady. if not, she will be a repeat offender who will jeopardize the lives of innocent drivers and riders. you can reach him at (440) 974-5744 ext. 2371
johnnyvegass August 08, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Some people make mistakes Anne, get a life.
Rob August 08, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Lock her up!! Driving intoxicated is done on purpose not accidental. She knew what she was doing and sure wasnt a mistake. what if she would have killed someone you knew. Bet you wouldnt be saying it was a mistake then...think you need the life Johnny not anne. Get these slugs off the streets....
Jesse taylor August 08, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Shes a serious dopehead! Heroin is horrible bu itself, but opana is worse from what I hear. Shes lucky she hasnt overdosed between the 2. Serious jailtime, probation (strict), and mandatory rehab with documented meetings. Also yank her license for 5 yrs!
Ali August 08, 2012 at 10:07 PM
As an individual who has gotten an OVI from alcohol not drugs I do believe that people deserve 2nd chances. Do I think that what she was doing was incredibly stupid and irresponsible yes! Is what i did irresponsible? Yes.... however I was fortunate and did not hurt anyone else or myself. I believe that from the sounds of it, this woman is in need of help!! We dont know if she is a 1st time offender, or a repeat offender. Hopefully she will take the judges words seriously and gets the help that im sure she will be ordered to get!!!
Kathy Adult August 09, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Are you insane?! What she did does not fall into the catagory of a "mistake". Please.
Kathy Adult August 09, 2012 at 10:57 AM
Nope. Sorry. Don't think people deserve a "2nd chance" to kill others. Get real.

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